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Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions  

(Adds Corinthian Colleges, Quindell, Telefonica, Riverbed Technology,KKR) Nov 20 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Thursday: ** Bain Capital LLC, Hellman & Friedman LLC and Thoma Bravo LLC are among the private equity firms vying for Riverbed Technology Inc, a network equipment maker with a market capitalization of $3.1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter....More
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WRAPUP 4-Senators slam industry's response to 'live grenade' air bags  

* Senators push Takata to expand recall across U.S. * Two Senators raise possibility of 6th air bag-linked death * Takata stops short of taking "full responsibility" for deaths (Adds comments by NHTSA official, lawmakers, other details from hearing) By Eric Beech and Ben Klayman...More
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UPDATE 1-NHTSA to Chrysler's Marchionne: get act in gear on Jeep recall fix  

(Adds comment from NHTSA official, background) By Eric Beech WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - U.S. government safety regulators on Thursday told Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne that the company "have to get their act in gear" to speed up repairs of recalled Jeep SUVs that face a heightened fire risk....More
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UPDATE 4-Arizona is first U.S. state to sue GM over delayed recalls  

* Arizona says "hundreds of thousands" put at risk * Says post-bankruptcy GM should be held accountable * Penalties could cost GM billions of dollars (Adds company comments, background on state investigations, share price, details) Nov 20 (Reuters) - In the first lawsuit brought by a state against General Motors Co over recalls relating to a defective ignition switch, Arizona has accused the company of putting the public at risk by concealing safety issues and delaying the recalls....More
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AUTOSHOW-Henrik Fisker is back with a souped up Mustang  

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A year after the government-backed electric car company bearing his name filed for bankruptcy, Henrik Fisker is back. The Danish designer on Thursday will unveil a souped up Ford Mustang to be sold in limited numbers by Galpin Auto Sports, a Southern California car dealership that specializes in customizing vehicles....More
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NHTSA to Chrysler's Marchionne: get act in gear on Jeep recall fix  

By Eric Beech WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne was sent a stern letter on Thursday from U.S. regulators to speed up repairs of recalled Jeep SUVs that face a heightened fire risk, a government executive said. David Friedman, deputy director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was asked by reporters if he was satisfied with Chrysler's performance in adding trailer hitches to affected Jeep SUVs to protect them in lower speed rear-end crashes....More
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UPDATE 2-GM to build Opel SUV and invest 500 mln euros in European engines  

* Opel to build sports utility vehicle in Germany * Part of plan to overhaul ageing product range * Move welcomed by restructuring-weary labour union (Adds labour rep comment, Opel-Buick context) By Edward Taylor FRANKFURT, Nov 20 (Reuters) - General Motors will build a sports utility vehicle (SUV) at the Opel factory in Ruesselsheim, Germany, and invest 500 million euros ($626 million) in engine production in Europe, Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Thursday....More
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BRIEF-Takata exec says current replacement inflator capacity may not be enough  

DETROIT, Nov 20 (Reuters) - : * Takata exec says company's inflator capacity increase to 450,000 units per month May not be speedy enough * Honda exec says current supply of replacement parts is adequate but that may change * Takata exec says if his company's products have not been recalled he believes them to be safe * Takata exec says ammonium nitrate has several advantages but its sensitivity...More
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WRAPUP 3-Takata, auto execs face U.S. Senate over deadly air bag scandal  

* Senators push Takata to expand recall across U.S. * Two Senators raise possibility of 6th air bag-linked death * Takata insistent that regional recall is sufficient (Adds comments from hearing, adds DETROIT to dateline, pvs WASHINGTON/TOKYO) By Eric Beech and Ben Klayman...More
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BRIEF-Takata says still uses ammonium nitrate as propellant explosive in its air bag inflators  

DETROIT, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Takata Corp : * Exec says company still uses ammonium nitrate as propellant explosive in its air bag inflators...More
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